Yoram Yasur Blume discuss some myths about babies’ sleep

Yoram Yasur Blume :  That babies do not sleep is something that torments our recent parents for months, and sometimes even years. They rest in small stretches of sleep that have nothing to do with the rhythms of an adult person. And that mismatch that leads them to wake up a thousand times during the night brings us down the street of bitterness. So everyone gives advice and offers solutions to the bad dreams of babies, although many times they are just myths that do not work in reality. Keep reading this article shared by Yoram Yasur Blume.

Never wake up a sleeping baby:

Yoram Yasur Blume : The truth is that we see them sleeping peacefully and it gives us trouble to wake them up. But sometimes they sleep more than necessary, they nap at untimely hours, and then at night it’s hard for them to go to sleep. Routines are important for the baby, especially if you have to adjust to a specific daycare schedule.

Yoram Yasur Blume : Nannies help children sleep: Yoram Yasur Blume: “It’s nice to sing a soft song when our baby goes to sleep at night. A custom that has been passed from parents to children and that much we take back when we are parents. But there are children for whom having their parents in front of them singing or listening to the music distracts them and awakens them more than sleeping”.

Yoram Yasur Blume : White noise is a much better option. There are people who turn on the washing machine, the dryer, or the microwave next to the baby crying to get it to calm down. There are even specific mobile applications for this. So you mask the rest of the noises. However, it can be interesting for the baby to get used to falling asleep with the normal sounds of a house, as with the sound of the TV or of people talking, without it seems that the home has to be paralyzed when the baby sleeps.

There are methods to teach babies to sleep:

Yoram Yasur Blume : There are people who say that the methods to train the baby to sleep work for him, while other parents think that they can become a little cruel. Yoram Yasur Blume: “These doctrines of behavior sometimes work and sometimes do not, and what the baby usually learns is that no one will come to pick him up when he cries. So although we all have our tricks more or less effective for our son to fall asleep, it is the nature of the child that makes it sleep well or not, all end up sleeping well when their nervous system matures”.

The number of recommended sleep hours

There are usually recommendations of how much a baby should sleep in each age. Although in reality each child is a world, and each child’s sleep habits are very different from each other. These tables are indicative and we should note that the child is sufficiently rested and not frustrated if our baby does not meet the sleep pattern.

Naps are not necessary

Although from the age of two, many children complain about the midday nap, the fact is that these naps help reduce stress hormones in children and help them recharge their batteries. In the afternoon they will be more rested, they will dine better and play more instead of complaining and complaining about everything. Many times what prevents them from sleeping at night is an excess of fatigue. Ideally, keep nap until 3 or 4 years, without allowing it to be too long or too late. Environment at one hour may be enough.

Although there are more and more studies about the complexity of the babies’ sleep that help us understand how it works, parents continue to listen to these myths (and even ignore them out of sheer desperation). In short, that babies do not sleep at a stretch is the most common and knowing it will make us less stressed at night (although we know in advance that we will not sleep much).

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